Comedian Amy Schumer received a rude reception in the Twitter-sphere following the announcement Friday that she would play the leading role in the Sony live-action flick “Barbie.”
The movie, due out in 2018, will reportedly “put a contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Amy Schumer in talks to star in Sony’s live-action Barbie movie https://t.co/2ZBGtpazO4 pic.twitter.com/QBTWSB1TGu
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 2, 2016
The amply proportioned comedian quickly found herself on the receiving end of a fat-shaming backlash from social media users struggling to see the connection between Schumer and the popular Mattel doll.
Here’s a sampling of not so politically correct responses from Twitter:
Dear Hollywood, please stop shoving Amy Schumer at us. Sincerely, everyone on planet earth.
— ?⛄️Reyna?⛄️ (@JustABoxerMom) December 2, 2016
I wouldn’t normally “fat shame” but when u continually put down our Prez-elect & his supporters I have to. Amy Schumer will play fat Barbie. pic.twitter.com/ThgSNRwzZ2
— Seven (@StocksAlotTEMP) December 2, 2016
Now that Amy Schumer is playing Barbie I’m more confident that my dream can come true of seeing Oprah Winfrey as the next Spiderman.
— Godfrey Elfwick (@GodfreyElfwick) December 3, 2016
@amyschumer Barbie?? Better lose a lot of weight for that role!
— Live life honestly (@DavidHase1) December 2, 2016
@GodfreyElfwick “Barbie Goes to Fat Camp” starring Amy Schumer.
— Buck Buckelson (@BuckyBuckBuck1) December 2, 2016
When you read that Amy Schumer is going to star in a live-action ‘Barbie’ movie https://t.co/lnIW6k55Vk
— Ho-Ho-Holly McClane (@LilMissRightie) December 2, 2016
@THR as who??? pic.twitter.com/h7e7h8CkXq
— JDegarson (@johndegarson) December 2, 2016
@THR @GeekPride5 pic.twitter.com/7NcUmKISU5
— ?Ble3fero6? (@fero_king36) December 2, 2016
@THR she’s better off playing a live-action miss piggy
— Lucy (@unmerveilleux) December 2, 2016
@THR who is going to play the guy that takes one for the team?
— Marcos Alexander (@Marcosalexzandr) December 3, 2016
@THR Oh Interesting! A schlubby, ugly, unfunny Barbie turned sumo wrestler! I LIKE IT!!
Welcome to HOLLYWEIRD!!
— Billy Bigly (@Patsox11) December 2, 2016
@THR she’s supposed to leave America, will they be filming on the road?
— Marisa Stein (@Summersethomes) December 3, 2016
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